Manchester, MA Real Estate

Homes for Sale In Manchester, MA

15 Homes for sale

Property Type
Median Price
0 Condos
$596,750
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14 Single Families
$1,575,000
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1 Multifamilies
$1,349,000
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Manchester, MA Overview

The Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea was included in a grant of land to the Massachusetts Bay Colony made in 1629 by Charles I who signed their charter in that year. By June of the same year the first ship, the Talbot, dropped anchor in Manchester Harbor carrying settlers for the new town. Formally incorporated in 1645, the young community displayed its moral foundations by adopting a set of laws and regulations that prohibited the slave trade, made cruelty to animals a civil offence and forbade imprisonment for debt. Historians point out that these goodly beginnings may have led the colonists to go overboard as they continued to try to legislate all behavior with laws about how to conduct a courtship, laws against "excess in apparel" or "immodest laying out of theire haire". In 1644 a tide-mill was established, in 1668 a sawmill was built and in 1684 Aaron Bennett set up a grist mill. Foreshadowing its maritime future, John Norton began building ships on land granted him near the shore in 1684. By 1700 the prosperous burghers of Manchester were able to pay Masconomet, the sagamore of the Agawam Indians, 3 pounds and 19 shillings in silver money for all rights to the lands on which the town stood. The town's economy was based on some farming and a lot of fishing for cod and mackerel, and Manchester men were known as good mariners. In 1810, 50 masters of vessels were Manchester residents. Manchester men were patriotic as well and they served in the successful assault on Louisburg in Canada, while the town meeting raised money to support the Minute Men. The life of the town was largely maritime with a fishing fleet, fish yards and fish storage warehouses until the decay of the fishing industry freed workers for the newly expanded woodworking and cabinet making jobs. In 1845 a new phase opened in the town when the first summer resident, poet Richard Dana, built his vacation home. Manchester quickly became a very fashionable watering place for wealthy people from the city and the town gained an increasingly important summer population. In 1868 the original Town Hall was built, while the public library was given to the town by the Hon. T. Jefferson Coolidge, a summer resident in 1886. In modern times, Manchester has retained its reputation as a fashionable summer address, while developing a new suburban population as a handsome residential community.

Local Info

Population
5,286
Average Salary
$180,845
Zip Codes
01944

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Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 5 Windemere Park Ext, Manchester, MA 01944
969,000
  • 3 bed
  • 2 bath
  • 1,616 sq ft
5 Windemere Park Ext, Manchester, MA 01944
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 8 Butler Avenue, Manchester, MA 01944
699,000
  • 3 bed
  • 2 bath
  • 1,247 sq ft
8 Butler Avenue, Manchester, MA 01944
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 27 Smiths Point Rd, Manchester, MA 01944
15,950,000
  • 4 bed
  • 3+ bath
  • 8,752 sq ft
27 Smiths Point Rd, Manchester, MA 01944
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 16 Boardman Avenue, Manchester, MA 01944
25,000,000
  • 6 bed
  • 6.5 bath
  • 16,390 sq ft
16 Boardman Avenue, Manchester, MA 01944
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 111 Old Essex Road, Manchester, MA 01944
839,000
  • 3 bed
  • 2 bath
  • 1,968 sq ft
111 Old Essex Road, Manchester, MA 01944
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 3 Colburn Road, Manchester, MA 01944
2,450,000
  • 2 bed
  • 3.5 bath
  • 6,120 sq ft
3 Colburn Road, Manchester, MA 01944
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 10 Brookwood Road, Manchester, MA 01944
3,800,000
  • 5 bed
  • 5+ bath
  • 6,930 sq ft
10 Brookwood Road, Manchester, MA 01944
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 29 Harbor Street, Manchester, MA 01944
2,100,000
  • 2 bed
  • 2.5 bath
  • 2,759 sq ft
29 Harbor Street, Manchester, MA 01944
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 9 Bennett St, Manchester, MA 01944
989,000
  • 4 bed
  • 2.5 bath
  • 2,452 sq ft
9 Bennett St, Manchester, MA 01944
Multi Family For Sale
Main Photo: 9 Bennett St, Manchester, MA 01944
989,000
  • 4 bed
  • 2.5 bath
  • 2,452 sq ft
9 Bennett St, Manchester, MA 01944
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 17 Crooked Lane, Manchester, MA 01944
2,950,000
  • 7 bed
  • 5.5 bath
  • 9,514 sq ft
17 Crooked Lane, Manchester, MA 01944
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 1 Dexter Lane, Manchester, MA 01944
4,499,000
  • 10 bed
  • 8+ bath
  • 13,579 sq ft
1 Dexter Lane, Manchester, MA 01944
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 301 Summer St, Manchester, MA 01944
6,950,000
  • 5 bed
  • 5+ bath
  • 6,113 sq ft
301 Summer St, Manchester, MA 01944
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 20 Ocean Street, Manchester, MA 01944
3,895,000
  • 4 bed
  • 4.5 bath
  • 5,500 sq ft
20 Ocean Street, Manchester, MA 01944
Single Family For Sale
Main Photo: 8 Nortons Pt, Manchester, MA 01944
12,900,000
  • 4 bed
  • 7+ bath
  • 8,122 sq ft
8 Nortons Pt, Manchester, MA 01944
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